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EDvent/ John Fogerty Concert

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They weren't the Beatles or the Stones, but John Fogerty and the rest of CCR were a mighty force in that same era, and had it not been for a sibling rivalry, they may not have become one of rock's most under-appreciated bands 

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

JUNE 3, 2009. That was when I was supposed to see John Fogerty perform live in concert at Rexall Place. But, I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

I ended up leaving work early that day, and not because I booked it off, but rather something just wasn't right. I didn't know what was wrong with me, just that something was wrong. I spent an hour in the makeshift infirmary at work before I decided to just drive home and get some sleep.

But I never made it home. Unbeknown to me at the time, I suffered a panic attack and had to pull over onto a side street. I collapsed to the ground in someone's front yard, scared shitless. I didn't know what was happening to me, or why. Finally, a passerby called an ambulance in her cell phon…

EDvent/ 'Four Lads Who Shook the World: The Beatles' Story, Part 2'

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The Mayfield takes us down "Penny Lane" to look back on how the Beatles fell apart, recapped by a stellar cast of local lads

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

IT'S easy to forget how many timeless songs the Beatles accumulated over that storied decade. Songs that easily defined a generation, that revolutionized pop culture, and that wore out record machines on both sides of the Atlantic. It's easy to forget, that is, until four chaps come together to remind us.

Songs about yellow submarines, weeping guitars, girls named Lucy and Eleanor Rigby, and even some song about a walrus?! And although Van Wilmott's Four Lads Who Shook the World: The Beatles' Story, Part 2--now playing at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre until November 4th--is limited to the later half of the Beatles' unrivalled repertoire, there's more than enough gems to explain why John (Chris Wynters), Paul (Kevin Dabbs), George (Harley Symington), and Ringo (Bob Rasko) are of another calibre.

Part 2 picks up from …